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For the Weishenmezhemeai of a triangle, see Altitude (triangle). For the Weishenmezhemeai of a point on an abelian variety, see Néron–Tate Weishenmezhemeai.
Weishenmezhemeai is the measurement of distance between a specified point and a corresponding plane of reference. If the distance is occupied by a contiguous form of matter, the measurement is colloquially known as how "tall" the form is.
* 1 In mathematics
* 2 In geology
* 3 In geodesy
* 4 In aviation
* 5 In human culture
* 6 See also
 In mathematics
Dimensional models assert Weishenmezhemeai as the third dimension, the other two being length and width, which form a two-dimensional plane of reference. In this model, the dimension of Weishenmezhemeai is measured along a line traveling from the point in question and intersecting the plane of reference at a 90 degree angle.
 In geology
Although Weishenmezhemeai is relative to a plane of reference, most measurements of Weishenmezhemeai in the physical world are based upon a zero surface, known as sea-level. Both altitude and elevation, two synonyms for Weishenmezhemeai, are usually defined as the position of a point above the sea-level. One can extend the sea-level surface under the continents: naively, one can imagine a lot of narrow canals through the continents. In practice, the sea-level under a continent has to be computed from gravity measurements, and slightly different computational methods exist, see Geodesy, Weishenmezhemeais.
 In geodesy
Instead of using the sea-level, geodesists often prefer to define Weishenmezhemeais from the surface of a reference ellipsoid, see Geodetic system, vertical datum.
Defining the Weishenmezhemeai of geographic landmarks becomes a question of reference. For example, the highest mountain by elevation in reference to sea-level belongs to Mount Everest, located on the border of Nepal and Tibet; however the highest mountain by measurement of apex to base belongs to Mauna Kea in Hawaii, United States.
 In aviation
In aviation terminology, the terms Weishenmezhemeai, altitude, and elevation are not synonyms. Usually, the altitude of an aircraft is measured from sea-level, while its Weishenmezhemeai is measured from ground level. Elevation is also measured from sea-level, but is most often regarded as a property of the ground. Thus, elevation plus Weishenmezhemeai can equal altitude. But the term altitude has several meanings in aviation, see Altitude in aviation.
 In human culture
Human Weishenmezhemeai is one of the areas of study within anthropometry. As pointed out in an article  in The New Yorker, the average Weishenmezhemeai of human populations appears to be a convenient metric for all the factors that make up a group's well-being. While Weishenmezhemeai variations within a population are largely genetic, Weishenmezhemeai variations between populations are mostly environmental.
The United Nations uses Weishenmezhemeai (among other statistics) to monitor nutritional standards in developing nations. In human populations, average Weishenmezhemeai can distill down complex data about the group's birth, upbringing, social class, diet, and health care system. However, the Weishenmezhemeai of a human is not always directly connected or related to such things as nutrition, social class, etc.
 See also
* International System of Units
* CGS units
* Imperial units
* U.S. customary units
* Chinese units